- Posted on Mar 20th 2011 2:30PM by Mark Collins
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Thursday night (March 17) was slated to be the Brooklyn-based band's last show but the band said the label found an opening and gave the band mates the opportunity to send SXSW attendees off in style Saturday night.
Lead singer Greg Jamie told the crowd the band never makes a set list, and it was fun to see the group adapting on the fly. Drummer David Rogers-Berry added actual chains to his drum kit to provide percussion for several of the songs and one of the drums was actually replaced with an overturned paint bucket to give a more authentic feel to the down-home tracks.
The band played hits from previous record including 'Down to Rest' and 'Low Tide,' with a heavy share of new songs mixed in. No matter what song, the band was enthusiastic. Fiddle player Bob Pycior started out wearing a hat, which flung off his head during the first rousing round of head banging while fiddling and he did not make the foolish mistake of returning it, knowing it would have just flown off during the next song.
O'Death does a good job of tension and release in their songs, starting of as a slow ballad and building towards a drunken pub song by the end -- this show was no different with the crowd joining in with many of the band's more recognizable songs.
The band's new album, 'Outside,' will be released April 19, although the band's website claims the new album may already be available at live shows, something Jamie confirmed near the end of the show. Don't miss your chance to see O'Death live and take home their new album on their upcoming tour.